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Learn How to Read Music to Get Every Advantage You Can
Learning how to read music is no guarantee of success. But, If there was ever a time to learn all you can about music, from music theory to production – it’s today.
The 21st century musician should be as smart and prepared as possible. Every musical skill you develop can help you excel and succeed.
Learn more about 4 Advantages of How To Read Music – See it, Say it, Play it.
More Skills Equal More Gigs
Learning how to read music is not just for “classical” musicians. There are many gigs today that require the speed and savvy of reading music.
- Musical Theater
- Studio Musician
- Composer and more…
Not to mention – you can hop on a plane, listen to a band’s songlist on the trip, write your own cheat-sheet charts… and play their gig in an emergency situation.
Why miss an opportunity to play… AND GET PAID?
it's your music career
Increased Musical Knowledge
No More Guessing
More Gig Opportunities
Notate Your Own Music
Visual, Aural and Motor Skill-Stacking
Learning How to Read Music can Hack Many Skills at Once
When you learn how to read music correctly, you are empowered in 4 areas:
- Aural Skills
- Visual Skills
- Motor Skills
Learning how to read music should not be frustrating. Instead, it should be as natural as learning your own language.
Learning how to read music the right way accelerates ear training. After all – Music is sound, not graphics!
You can’t learn how to read music without playing an instrument. Would you learn to swim without water?
When you understand notes, rests, time signatures and the basic rhythms of music – relax and play.
The Secret Sauce
Reading Music: Secrets of The Pros
There’s a thousand ways to do anything. But only a few are successful.
As much as I like new stuff – the old-school methods rule when learning how to read music.
Why should I learn how to read music?
To be better equipped for whatever you want to do with music. It’s not going to make you rich and famous, but it won’t hurt your career either.
It’s a tool for any musician that wants to be more valuable in the marketplace. For some gigs, it’s essential. For others, it doesn’t matter.
In your case – that’s for you to decide. Read the article, “Learn to Read Music – 5 Reasons You Should” for a discussion.
Why is reading music so hard?
You’ve been trying to learn to read music the hard way. The wrong way.
Unfortunately, many people are taught by a weak process that creates information overload. It’s too much stuff to process and it IS hard. It’s almost impossible.
That’s why I wrote How To Read Music – See it, Say it, Play it.
You learn one note @ a time.
You only study 1 thing at a time. The right thing.
You also learn with play-along music tracks. Songs are specially written for one note, then two notes, then three…
The system has worked for thousands of musicians. It’ an 0ld-school process, with a modern presentation.
What's different about How To Read Music - See it, Say it, Play it?
First off – you can’t learn to read music from reading a book.
There is so much more that music engage your ears, eyes, motor skills and more. 99% of the books on the market just give you symbols to memorize.
THAT’S LIKE LEARNING TO SWIM BY MEMORIZING TERMS AND LOOKING AT PICTURES. LOL…
Seriously, I want to laugh out loud (so I won’t cry) when I see these books claiming to teach you the language of music. There are so many frustrated people out there that have tried really hard to read music.
And the process itself does more harm than good.
I don’t mean to be negative about any other books, methods and courses out there. If nothing else, you get exposed to musical terms and symbols.
But you need a strategy, a system that puts it all together for you.
Then, you gain an ADVANTAGE – not a roadblock to reading & creating music.
To get a better idea of the advantages our method offers, take three minutes and go read this…
I'm Afraid I'll Lose My Individual Style if I Learn to Read Music
Your concern is a good one.
But your reasoning is wrong.
Nobody should lose their individuality – especially musicians. If you have heard me or read any of my material, I encourage you to find and develop your unique musical voice.
But – learning the alphabet didn’t hurt your style. Learning to read and write your language didn’t hurt either.
Instead, it helps you express yourself.
When you hear aspiring musicians sound like robots, that’s due to bad teaching and wrong understanding – not reading music.
Yes, you can develop bad habits and weak performance techniques when learning to read music. Learn the right way, and you’ll be good.
My Favorite Musician Doesn't Read Music
This affects your music career how?
What is See it, Say it, Play it?
An organic system to learn the music language.
Reading music, especially sight-reading, is just like reading words.
You’re not seeing it for the first time, you’re recalling words you already know.
For example, if you read a magazine while checking out at the grocery store -that’s sight-reading. Right?
But you aren’t really sight-reading. You know those words. You know the vocabulary.
You’ve read them 1000’s of times before.
Music works the same way.
I teach you to SEE/Recall Music Notes in context.
SAY it (speak the rhythm correctly – just like you would play it).
And PLAY it in time, in real music, on a real instrument. All at once.
That’s what sight reading is – sight recall.
But if all you’ve ever done is memorize terms, all you will ever do is perform very slowly and mechanically. That’s all you know.
Instead, your learning system should prepare you to make music… not block you.
You mentally “see” it – without guessing. You can “say” it because you know the vocabulary. You can then play/perform in context.
Memorizing symbols isn’t reading music. It’s just memorizing symbols.
SSP (See it, Say it, Play it) stacks your visual, aural and motor skills. Seriously, it’s a huge advantage to your musicianship and skills.
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